Diving and chilling out
21.02.2008 - 29.02.2008 32 °C
We took the easy way out and took a flight to Krabi, just over an hour compared to around 12 overland.
We stayed one night in Krabi itself, long enough to organise a boat the next morning to Phi Phi.
We were picked up at 8 am and got the supposedly 9am boat (actually 9.30) over to the island. We then dropped off our bags at a dive company, recommended to us by some girls in Siem Reap, so we could walk around and find some accommodation. There are no cars/roads on Phi as it's quite small. Your options for getting around are boat or foot.
After a hot and sticky hour or two we finally found a place within our budget and availability, Gypsy Village, and went back to collect our bags.
The rest of our time on Phi Phi was spent in the water diving, chilling on a beach or looking for the best views for classic photos. Phi Phi is a beautiful Island, one of those badly affected by the Tsunami. Although a lot of work has been done to rebuild, you can see the effects in places.
The people here were not as friendly as the people we met further north. However, we met a couple of crazy girls who worked in a bar who made up for it. All in all it was an enjoyable relaxing time and a taste of Thai island life.
We took the first boat of the morning after our fourth night on the island, over to phuket island where we had made the decision not to go to the typical beach areas. Instead we have been staying in Phuket town, a place which really grows on you. We have really enjoyed it, the people are friendly and it gives more of a taste of real Thailand than beach areas. Our spell on Phi Phi was enough to keep us going a while.
Our Guesthouse is a gem, with lovely staff and very homely and cheap!
Tomorrow we leave to go to India, via Singapore. We are really sad to be leaving Thailand and the lovely people, it truely is the "Land of Smiles." We will definitely be back at some point!!!!!!